Grandparents can be an important part of all children’s’ lives, but for some families having a grandchild with autism changed the family dynamics. Whether you live near or far or have your own challenges, you can still be an important source of support, guidance, connection, advocacy, and love.
Interesting Facts about Autism and Grandparents:
- About 30% of the time, grandparents were the first to notice that there was a problem in their grandchild’s development.
- 90% of grandparents felt that the experience of facing their grandchild’s situation together had brought them and their adult child closer.
- 72% of grandparents said they play some role in making treatment decisions for their grandchild.